Even Hagar the Horrible Knows To See A Podiatrist
Family doctors, internists, and other generalists serve an incredibly important purpose. They are the quarterbacks for our personal healthcare. In these complex days of multiple specialists, each prescribing medication for their particular system. The family doctor is the physician who makes sure all care is coordinated.
Because the generalist kneeds to know basic care of all health systems, they do not have a certain amount of depth in some areas. For instance, a pediatrician can certainly prescribe antibiotics for a child's ingrown toenail, however, that physician may not be the best choice to perform ingrown toenail surgery.
Hagar recognizes this and plans on seeing a podiatrist. The good news is that we have a fantastic network of physicians in Houston who recognize the benefit consulting a specialist and send many patients to our office for evaluation and care of their foot problems. If you are being treated for a foot issue that isn't getting well, ask your doctor for a referral to a podiatrist.